Trails in Motion Film Festival
At the Zoetic Theatre in Hamilton, ON
The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour is an annual international film and content showcase for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. The Hamilton showing of the 2019 Trails in Motion festival is hosted by Happy Trails Racing (happytrailsracing.com) and will be held at the beautiful and historic Zoetic Theatre, which is licensed and will be serving beer, wine, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The regular theatre concessions will also be available including popcorn, chips, pizza, and snacks.
For more information on the Trails in Motion Film Festival, please check out: TRAILS IN MOTION.
There will also be some prizes to be won. This is bound to be a fun event to bring like-minded people together.
PLEASE NOTE: There are only 290 tickets available for this event. This is due to the Fire Code and there are no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding!
Trails in Motion features 5 short films and the running time is about 100 minutes. The five films are:
1. On the Corner - Japanese 100-mile runner Kenichi Yamamoto - one of the countries top athletes - has another life as high school teacher, helping to inspire his students to live and explore more. This film is a story of Kenichi's long journey of recovery, self-discovery and the lessons learned from persistence.
2. Running on Empty - The average person walks Corsica’s merciless GR20 trail in two weeks. Ultrarunner Rory Bosio is not average. With guest appearances of duct-taped hiking poles, anti-chafe gloves and local pizza, see what the 118 mile trail looks like in 50 hours.
3. A Few Steps Further - When Kevin Davis first began running, he was overweight and out of shape. He tried, but failed to finish a 1-mile run. Now, years later, he runs 100-mile races. He uses that fitness to support his other passion - backcountry hunting. In 2017, Davis was selected to run the Hardrock 100. Two months later he attempts a backcountry mountain goat hunt in the wilds of Alaska. The film looks at the crossover between endurance sports and hunting, and the need for public lands and wild places to do both.
4. La Barkley Sans Pitie - The Barkley Marathons is, for many, the toughest race in the world. In a remote corner of mountains in Tennessee, between former coal mines and an abandoned high-security prison, Lazarus Lake has been organizing for thirty years this underground event, which is both ultra-trail and Orienteering. A moving course, in the middle of the woods, without a precise path, five loops of about thirty-five kilometers to be completed in less than sixty hours. Since 1987, over 1,000 participants, only fifteen have finished ... "My idea was that only 1% of people can overcome it," says the organizer. Built around Alexis Berg's splendid black and white photos, and co-directed by Aurélien Delfosse, La Barkley Sans Pitié retraces a fiercest 2017 edition. At the start of the last lap, they were only two of the forty registered. And at the end…
5. How to Run 100 Miles - The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight, literally and metaphorically, and battled his way to a successful career as a political organizer. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.
Please make sure that you are able to attend when you purchase your ticket because there will be absolutely no refunds. However, you can absolutely sell or give your ticket to a friend if you are unable to attend the event.
This will get you in the door to watch 5 great films. Beverages and snacks are available at an additional cost, which goes directly to the theatre, not the event hosts.
July 14 2:00 PM EDT - Doors Open
July 14 3:00 PM EDT - Films Start